A Guide To Pittsburgh’s 10 Guinness World Records

Editor’s note:  Just for fun on this gloomy Saturday 🙂

An argument started it all.  The year was 1951 and Hugh Beaver, then-director of Guinness Breweries, was fighting with a friend in an Irish pub over what species was the fastest bird in Europe.  He realized how many pub-brawls must have been started over unknown facts — and the Guinness Book of World Records was born.

Today there are more than 50,000 records, all thoroughly documented and searchable on GuinnessWorldRecords.com.  Earlier this month at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the Anthrocon convention tried to add a record for largest parade of humans in fursuit costumes.

This feat is far from the first Pittsburgh has seen on its turf.  Set your sports teams, sandwiches and golden bridges aside.  Here’s a new set of claims to fame Pittsburghers can be proud of:

1. Highest insured hair

Steelers safety and Head & Shoulders shampoo spokesman Troy Polamalu‘s legendary locks made history in 2010 when Proctor & Gamble insured them for $1 million.

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